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Will RB Darius Jackson Stick With Cowboys Second Time Around?

It's a little unusual to see an NFL player get more than one chance to make the roster after being cut already, but that is exactly the situation finds himself in with the . Both Jackson, and a lot of are hoping that his second chance to stick goes better than his first.

It seems just like yesterday Darius Jackson was competing with and to earn one of the coveted RB spots behind in 2016. He was just a measly sixth-round draft pick then, who was trying to do everything within his power to prove he was worthy of a place on the Dallas Cowboys .

To his credit, Jackson was able to stick around for a little while in 2016 as a rookie, but was eventually waived. You probably know the story from there. He was claimed off of waivers by the , but wasn't able to make a mark there due to an unfortunate knee . Then, he was re-signed by the Cowboys earlier this to compete yet again for a backup spot behind Zeke.

Finding himself in a crowded backfield once again, Darius Jackson has certainly been doing his best to take advantage of his opportunities, few as they may be. With heavily entrenched as Zeke's primary backup in 2018, Jackson finds himself in a head-to-head battle with rookie , the former Alabama stud RB the Cowboys selected in the seventh-round this year.

Darius Jackson
Dallas Cowboys RB Darius Jackson (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Darius Jackson and Bo Scarbrough have both made some splash plays already in the first three games, but it is the third-year RB who I believe has a slight leg up on the competition. Don't get me wrong, I like Scarbrough. But, I think Jackson can help the team in more ways, which could give him the he needs to stick around when cuts are being finalized.

I know it's just preseason, but Darius Jackson has not only been explosive when given the opportunity, he's making it look easy. He's really showing the Cowboys and the rest the NFL just what kind of weapon he can be. He has looked excellent as both a runner and as a receiver out of the backfield. But, it's his ability/willingness to play that he gives him the advantage, however slight, over Scarbrough.

Since the Dallas Cowboys pretty much require their RB3 to play special teams, I'm going to give Jackson the nod over Scarbrough. He is after all playing on quite a few of the Cowboys special teams units and even received the chance to show what he can do as a last week.

But don't worry Bo Scarbrough fans. I believe he still has a chance to stick around in Dallas, albeit on the . He's shown he can play in the league and the Cowboys seems to like him, but for now, I believe it's Darius Jackson's time.

Do you think Darius Jackson will make the Dallas Cowboys roster?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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